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We just brought home our 7 week old pup Gizmo and he is great. One question I have: He has trouble drinking water it seems he will eat, all be it not much, he snorts and sneezes when he tries to drink. He does take a few laps of water but to me it doesn't seem like much. Is this normal?
 

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Mine do that when they are drinking too fast.

He is very, very young! He will need great nutrition and hydration to manage things such as his blood sugar. Our little ones, especially that young, can have issues quite quickly.

I add water to my girls' food. That way I can be assured that they are getting water at least twice daily. One of mine drinks regularly and my other two do not.
 

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We keep him in a wire crate with tons of blankets to burrow and cover up with do you guys keep a water dish in their crate when they are young. I've heard to not put one in his crate while crate and potty training? What's your thoughts on the matter.
 

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I keep water available at all time--all of the time. Are you "free-feeding " ? do you have to hand feed him ?? ther is a product callled Nutra-Cal puppy that is very fortified for puppies and I gave that about four times a day when my pup was young and not eating well enough on his own (or for my piece of mind ;)). Pups that young can get low blood sugar verey rapidly so it is a good idea to make sure that he has adequate nutrition reguarly and since he is still a baby he will need many frequent, small meals. what is his weight ??
 

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Does he also do this when he gets excited?? Chloe has a "soft Trachea" medically she is ok just coughs when she drinks or after running around.
 

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He is really young to be away from his momma! Don't know your situation, but you can find excellent info here to make sure he grows up healthy. Can't wait to see pics.
 

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congrats! XD i got tillie when she was 6 weeks so i know that boat your in! LOL its normal if the bowls maybe too high or theres too much water as they like to shove their faces in! :p And i dont know personally about blood sigar ect. as 6 weeks or sometimes LESS is normal where i live , most my friends and people i know have got there babies at 5, 6 , 7 weeks and have had no problems but i know mant on here dont agree with them leaving the mum at that age but the puppies are separated from the mother at 2 weeks here and are fine so i dont really know why all the cofufel is! lol good luck! :) x
 

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Good Heavens!!! They leave Mom at TWO weeks??? Aren't they still nursing?? I just would not want a puppy that had been taken away from Mom at two weeks. Cruel I think! Sue
 

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Gizmo

I just wanted to say thanks for all the help guys. I moistened his food and then mashed it up a bit and he is chowing now. He still is drinking a whole lot, but is peeing everytime we go out. He's very, very smart already I'm surprised and he loves his crate. I took him to the vet yesterday and the doctor gave him a clean bill of health.
 
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